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Raleigh Permanent Makeup Professionals

Browse these permanent makeup services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Raleigh.

Makeup by Aline
from 82 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Katie R.
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Alone was awesome! She did my makeup for my 30th birthday. She was super sweet and did an amazing job, I felt beautiful! I will definitely be hiring her again and will refer to friends.

Krista Massey Makeup
from 71 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
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I'm a professional full time photographer and Krista has been my makeup / hair artist for many years. I expect amazing results and she always provides them. Plus she's sexy!

Top Pro
from 33 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carolina C.
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Toia was beyond amazing. She was able to transform this simple girl into someone glamorous. She deserves the title of beautychakra. My makeup lasted all day despite the hot sun and some serious Latin dancing. The beautychakra fantastic quality, value, more than expected results for a very fair price. Will use her again for future events 😀👍.

  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Beleenne D.
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Valerie did my makeup for my maternity photos. I was very pleased with her service. She was friendly and very professional. She asked questions to make she understood exactly was I wanted. She was very knowledgeable and gave me great tips.

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Impact Artistry
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James H.
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Adrienne was wonderful. She made time to see me on short notice and did an excellent job. I needed makeup done for a debate that was recorded for UNC-TV. It was perfectly subtle so as to be sufficient and, yet, look very natural. Thank You, Adrienne!

You're Beautiful Too
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Delonda D.
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Loving person ! She a wonderful makeup artist and does a phenomenal job with lashes!

Carla Renee Makeup
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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This young lady is amazing in contouring makeup. Makeup equipment is clean and professsional. Not only is she a freelance makeup artist she is all so apart of my Great Foundation glame squad. She has done my makeup and it was flawless. Keep up the good work carla.. more faces to you.

from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Laura T.
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Donnie is so fun to work with! She did my makeup for a photoshoot later in the day and I was very happy! Be aware that she has what I call a large personality (which complemented my extrovert nature). Out of everything, I have to say she rocked my eyes to the max! She helped me get into my dress and jewelry and away I went! Thanks so much Donnie! I highly recommend!

Dial Media
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Linda E.
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Ambrose is fantastic! She has such talent in so many areas.....pictures, videos, and makeup artistry! She did the entire wedding party of my sons wedding and everyone looked fabulous! Will always use her and can’t recommend her enough!!!

Jeris J.
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I was fortunate to have the beautiful Ms. Iris apply my makeup before a Davids Bridal gown showcase and I have never felt more beautiful. I was especially pleased with her application of my eye makeup. I look forward to working with her again!

Stephanie Ann Ferguson
from 2 reviews
    A.J. Dunlap D.
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    I absolutely loved working with Stephanie! As a wedding photographer the most important thing on a wedding day for me is staying on schedule. Honestly, most of the time the people who put us behind are Makeup Artists...but not Stephanie. She plans in advance and keeps things on time! The last wedding I worked with her she even finished up early enough to fit in another person! Besides staying on schedule, her work is beautiful. The brides look stunning & flawless! She knows how to read a bride to give her the exact wedding look she's always dreamed!

    • 5 years in business

    I truly listen to the needs of each client to ensure my services meet their expectations. Many have great skills but it's important to be a great listener. In addition I like to teach and provide information to allow clients to recreate looks at home.


    Heather Lauren is a Triangle based makeup and skin consultant/artist, working in the fields of corporate, beauty, special events, proms, pageants and weddings. Her artistic philosophy is all about enhancing natural beauty and confidence. She has worked and had extensive training with elite cosmetic companies such as Shiseido, Urban Decay, Smashbox, Studio Gear and L'Oreal. She is also a top freelance artist for Chanel.


    I am a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist. Since 2001, Ive worked on film, commercials and print media.


    We are a hair salon and we thrive on getting just the style and makeup you want. We enjoy the look on the customer's face, when we have achieved that special look for them!


    I am a licensed stylist with 13 years of great experience at updos, curls, cuts, colors, styles, waxing and makeup. I love making you look and feel beautiful.

    • 4 years in business

    I am a makeup artist who loves to create looks that range from beautiful and glamorous to special effects-related. If you are looking for someone to pinpoint exactly which look you are striving for, while having some excellent conversation, I'm the makeup artist for you!


    Chav's offers a variety of beauty options. We are the ultimate makeup bar! We offer henna brows, proper waxing, full face with highlight and contour, eyelash extensions, and so much more. So whether you're going for a night on the town or an upscale event, come check us out; we've got you covered.


    I provide hair and makeup for very special events like proms and weddings! I can travel to you and give stand by assistance.


    I'm a stylist who is very passionate at what I do! I enjoy making clients look and feel their best. I offer hair and professional makeup services.


    I am an ordained minister and counselor, along with makeup services that my daughters provide. I am currently getting ready to graduate with a BS in theology with a concentration in family counseling.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How much do wedding makeup artists cost?

    A wedding means love, celebration and tons of wedding photos. Professional wedding makeup artists have you looking your best on your big day and forever after in your wedding photos. The national average cost for a wedding makeup artist is $70-$100, although this price can increase based on your location, the extent of the makeup services and the reputation of the makeup artist. Most wedding makeup artists offer discounts to brides who book group services for their maids, mothers and flower girls at the same time. Wedding makeup artists who also do wedding hair usually offer package rates for hair and makeup combos. Here are some examples of average wedding makeup pricing:

    • Bridal makeup: $85-$125. Pricing often includes full face, eyes, lips, brows and false eyelashes. Airbrush makeup may be an additional $20 or more.
    • Bridal hair and makeup: $150-$200.
    • Bridesmaid and bridal party makeup: $50-$100 per person.
    • Bridesmaid hair and makeup: $100-$150.
    • Flower girl makeup: $25-$35.
    • Trial sessions: $60-$120, depending on the makeup artist. Some charge their full rate and others charge a partial rate for trial makeup services.
    • Hourly rates to stay on and keep makeup touched up throughout reception: $35-$75 per hour.
    • Travel fees: 50 cents to $1 per additional mile beyond a set radius — such as 50 miles.

    Do I need a makeup artist for my wedding?

    There are no rules around your wedding day, and that means it’s your choice whether to have a wedding makeup artist. If you’re on the fence about hiring a wedding makeup artist, consider the pros and cons. Some women decide against a wedding makeup artist to save money. The national average cost for a wedding makeup artist is $70-$100, which is an expense some women prefer to do without. Other women just don’t love wearing makeup. Some brides have friends or family members who are talented makeup artists willing to provide their services. If you choose not to have a wedding makeup artist, be sure to do at least two trial runs of your makeup look well before the wedding day to avoid any morning-of panic.

    On the other hand, a wedding makeup artist can make the bride feel pampered and confident, giving her a flawless, fabulous look for the ceremony and reception and in wedding photos. For brides who are uncomfortable with heavy makeup, many wedding makeup artists usually excel at the natural look. Many brides consider wedding makeup part of the ritual and tradition of the ceremony, a shared experience with the entire bridal party. Ultimately your choice of whether to hire a wedding makeup artist should be based on what will make you feel most confident and happy.

    How do you choose the right makeup artist for your wedding?

    A wedding makeup artist can ensure a flawless look on your big day. Finding the perfect person isn’t all about price, though. Here are tips for choosing the right makeup artist for your wedding:

    • Research before reaching out. Wedding makeup artists should have an online presence with portfolios of their work. Find someone with an aesthetic you love.
    • Read reviews. You want a wedding makeup artist who’ll be on time, do beautiful work, and add a positive vibe to your day. Pay attention if previous clients report bad experiences with a makeup artist.
    • Consider skin tones. If your bridal party has a range of skin tones, make sure your wedding makeup artist and assistants are experienced and talented working with everyone.
    • Is your top pick available on your date? If so, put down a deposit to secure their services.
    • Confirm rates and payment. Clearly discuss prices and payment plans, and sign a detailed contract so there are no surprises on your wedding day.

    How much should you tip a wedding makeup artist?

    Wedding makeup artists ensure you and your bridal party are looking your best bright and early on your wedding day. Tipping a wedding makeup artist for their hard work is standard practice, and is also greatly appreciated. A tip of 15 percent to 20 percent of the total bill is appropriate. You may consider tipping extra if the makeup artist or someone on their team went above and beyond — for example, squeezing in Aunt Martha at the last second or redoing a flower girl’s hair free of charge after she dunked it in the fountain.

    A gratuity is a reflection of a job well done, so if the wedding makeup artist was late, did a shoddy job or didn’t provide all the services you negotiated, you are not required to tip. Talk with your wedding makeup artist prior to the event to ask how they prefer payment and gratuity to be handled. Can you pay by credit card the day of the event and include a tip then? Do you need to pay in cash the day of the event? Find out ahead of time how to manage payment for services so you can be prepared with cash or credit cards as needed. Even better, delegate the task of payment to someone in your bridal party so you can just enjoy your day.

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